I originally purchased the smoke pistol to introduce smoke into a gas BBQ grill which by the way works very well without destroying my grill with ashes ( corrosive ), decided to convert propane smoker into a cool smoker for fish and cheese, so far I have smoked pepper jack and Monterrey jack cheese with apple wood, although mild ( meaning not sharp) came out delicious to say the least, I'm smoking some sharp cheddar and extra sharp with a hickory cartridge and it smells fantastic, my neighbors are wondering what I'm cooking and are drooling for a taste, which I always share because that's what it's all about. The smoke pistol is easy to use and the variety of different wood cartridges makes it versatile for whatever your taste is happens to be.
Very hard to start the smoke process
I found if I use a plumbers torch and pre light the wood chip felt end then insert it into Pistol it will operate faster than trying it with a lighter. Had to lift canister out and light the pellets with the torch to boost the flame to start smoking. Then return the canister and this seems to start the steady smoke into smoker. Recommend to buy the hanging, bracket much easier to set pistol up.
Impossible to install
Installation instructions have you drill two holes in your smoker. A small hole for a screw to fit into a keyhole on the Pistol's bracket. The second hole, according to the instructions should be 1/2 in or larger and is for the smoke delivery tube. Since the tube must be inserted first, there is no way to engage the screw, which needs to be attached to the smoker first, with the keyhole on the bracket.
not happy, cant seem to get it to work, wont light wont smoke , tried all kinds of stuff.